Short Stalemates!

Some of my friends on chess.com were discussing short stalemates a couple months ago, and I thought that you may find some of them interesting.

Rather than going over more games I decided to try something different before I leave for the Potomac Open tomorrow. Here’s a famous stalemate in just10 moves!

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1.e3 a5 2.Qh5 Ra6 3.Qxa5 h5 4.h4 Rah6 5.Qxc7 f6 6.Qxd7+ Kf7 7.Qxb7 Qd3 8.Qxb8 Qh7 9.Qxc8 Kg6 10.Qe6 1/2-1/2

Crazy, right? Here’s another one where white gets stalemated and no pieces are captured!

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1.e3 a5 2.Qh5 Ra6 3.Qxa5 h5 4.h4 Rah6 5.Qxc7 f6 6.Qxd7+ Kf7 7.Qxb7 Qd3 8.Qxb8 Qh7 9.Qxc8 Kg6 10.Qe6 1/2-1/2

This next one is under 20 moves, but still impressive.

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1.e4 e6 2.b4 Bxb4 3.a3 Bxa3 4.Nc3 Bxc1 5.Ra3 Bxa3 6.Qc1 Bxc1 7.Ke2 Bxd2 8.Kf3 Bxc3 9.e5 Nc6 10.Ba6 bxa6 11.Ne2 Qh4 12.Nd4 Qxd4 13.h4 g5 14.g3 h5 15.Rd1 Qxd1+ 16.Kg2 g4 17.Kh2 Nxe5 18.Kg2 Nf3 1/2-1/2

Have some short stalemates that you would like to share? Feel free to enter them in the comments section!

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